Boxing Ontario Committees

Boxing may be an individual sport, but in order to excel, a strong team component is essential. Our member-driven committees help build a stronger, more cohesive organization. Learn more about the goals and responsibilities of the committees below. View our application form here to see which committee member positions are currently available.

Coaching Committee

The Coaching Committee exists to facilitate the development of Ontario coaches (outside of the existing National Pathway, or NCCP). The Coaching Committee will be tasked with:

  • Planning Provincial Team training camps (based on objectives provided by the High-Performance Committee);
  • Development of coaching seminars or training sessions;
  • Selection of coaches/mentors for National, International, and High-Performance events;
  • Any other coaching initiative as determined by the Board of Directors.

The committee shall encourage participation and share opportunities among Boxing Ontario coaches and serve the development of others.

The Coaching Committee consists of five members who have knowledge and experience relative to Boxing Ontario coaching matters (i.e. all matters relating to the development of coaches): The Committee Chair (appointed) and four other coaches as selected by the Board of Directors (minimum of one female coach).

Female Development Committee

The Female Development Committee (FDC) creates ongoing opportunities for female athletes to develop through methods including, but not limited to, sparring, training camps, competitions, outreach to other provinces, and events. Additionally, the FDC develops initiatives to recruit more female athletes of all ages, executes any other development initiatives that present themselves, and assists the High-Performance Committee when necessary.

The FDC consists of five members: the Committee Chair (appointed) and four members as selected by the Board of Directors.

Governance Committee

Reporting to the Board of Directors, and supported directly by one member of the Board of Directors, the new Governance Committee is tasked with:

Monitoring and evaluating “the association’s” functioning based on the current By-Law No. 1:

  1. Reviewing and creating recommended edits or additions to By-Law No.1 prior to the AGM to ensure compliance with all the applicable legislation and efficient functioning of the association.
  2. Engaging the Executive Director to ensure Policies and Procedures meet the requirements of By-Law No. 1 as appropriate.
  3. Reviewing and reporting to the Board of Directors on Boxing Canada’s Bylaw(s) or governing policies as they relate to Boxing Ontario.
  4. Assisting in “investigations” of potential By-Law violations by members.

High-Performance Committee

The High-Performance Committee focuses on podium success for Ontario athletes at national and international level events. Goals and objectives of the Committee should be in accordance with the current long-term athlete development (LTAD) and Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) methods supported by sport science. Duties of the High-Performance Committee shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating and monitoring a list of High-Performance Athletes for development;
  • Developing training programs and testing protocols for athletes, including a Provincial Gold Medal profile;
  • Supporting all athlete-based programs. This includes athlete selection for advancing tournaments, selecting athletes for international competition and creating High-Performance events;
  • Outlining and assisting in training objectives for the Coaching Committee to execute during training camps;
  • Advising the Board of Directors on any athlete-based decisions not already covered by another Boxing Ontario policy.

 The High-Performance Committee consists of five members who have knowledge relative to Long-Term Athlete Development and Periodization: the Committee Chair (appointed) and four other coaches as selected by the Board of Directors (minimum of one female coach). Preference should be based on experience and ability to contribute.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is a Standing Committee of the Board of Boxing Ontario. It is responsible for ensuring, on a continuing basis, that the Boxing Ontario Board of Directors is composed of qualified and skilled persons capable of, and committed to, providing effective governance leadership, and executing Boxing Ontario’s Strategic Plan.

The Nominations Committee will be responsible to solicit and receive nomination for the election of the Directors:

  • Seek, identify, and recruit qualified individuals to stand for election as Directors of Boxing Ontario.
  • Ensure that candidates for election meet the eligibility requirements as indicated in our bylaws to serve as a Director.
  • Communicate directly with each candidate to discuss the roles, responsibilities and expectations of a Director.
  • Promote diversity and gender equity and regional balance of the board
  • Identify potential future candidates
  • Carry out these duties in a manner that encourages a long-term view of Boxing Ontario’s leadership needs, as well as Board succession planning.

Officials Commission

The Officials Commission shall be made up of the board appointed Regional Officials and one selection of an IBA-level Official made by the VP of Technical.

The Official Commission shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. To enforce the rules of the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association and the policies of Boxing Ontario
  2. To uphold and to improve the standard of provincial Officiating by bringing forward their experience and advice based on competitions sanctioned within their region
  3. To plan and organize their regional clinics to then cooperatively create the annual training plan of Official clinics in Ontario
  4. To bring forward the reports of all Regional Officials and their performance, this includes their upgrade request based on their practical performance throughout the year
  5. To put forward names to be trained as “Official” in charge at regional club shows and/or to assist with their training/mentoring
  6. To communicate with his/her respective Regional Officials and inform them of all relevant new developments concerning regulations, rules, and officiating in general
  7. To build Official courses forming a base for the Long-Term Official Pathway
  8. To forward names to be trained as Learning Facilitators for “Official” courses and/or to assist with their training/mentoring
  9. To create a formal ‘Officials Mentoring’ program
  10. To deliver a ‘Referee Development’ program and the associated annual plan for Official development
  11. Help build the database of Officials for record and prosperity
  12. To write the framework for upgrading and other development mechanisms